Business: Spring Specials at HGC, Downes Joins Adam Miller, Passover Menus and More Restaurant News

Working out at the Hamptons Gym Corp. Courtesy photo.

Last Chance for Spring Specials at Hamptons Gym

Time is running out to sign up for a spring special at Hamptons Gym Corp., on sale through Sunday, April 21 — and starting the very next day.

The Lone Wolf six-week program can include general membership for $69, or a one-hour personal training four-pack and 30-day access for $199. The next tier up is The Class Taker for $399, which includes 18 class passes, six 30-minute club coaching appointments and a fitness assessment on week one and six.

The All Business package, which runs $999, covers 12 one-hour personal training sessions, 18 class passes, fitness assessments on weeks one and six, and gym access through May 27. And finally, the One-On-One package for $1,425 ups the ante to 18 one-hour personal training sessions, two fitness assessments on weeks one and six, and gym access through May 27.

All programs conclude on May 31 and may be supplemented with the “Cherry on Top” offer, which includes nutritional counseling with registered dietician Daniel Preiato, a 60-minute nutrition assessment, and two 30-minute midway- and post-program consulting sessions.

For more information, call (631) 725-0707 or visit

Sag Harbor’s Dennis Downes Joins Adam Miller Group

Sag Harbor-based attorney Dennis Downes — an expert in land use, residential and commercial real estate, and wills, trusts and estates — is now of counsel to the Adam Miller Group, located in Bridgehampton.

“We are so pleased to welcome Dennis,” Adam M. Miller, principal of the Adam Miller Group, said in press release. “He’s a real estate and land use expert whose skill and years of local experience will be a huge asset to our firm. Dennis has zoning expertise that’s invaluable and unteachable. He is literally an encyclopedia of knowledge — working closely with Brian DeSesa, who runs our growing land use practice, they will be an unstoppable team.”

After studying political science at C.W. Post, Downes went on to Brooklyn Law School and passed the bar in 1972. He is licensed to practice in New York, North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court and both Federal Districts of New York.

Recognized by the Top Attorneys of North America,” Downes also serves as special counsel to Southampton Town, Shelter Island Town, Southampton Village and Westhampton Beach Village.

“I started coming to Sag Harbor every summer with my family in 1955,” Downes said in a statement. “I love the East End and have worked with so many local residents over the years, which has been a privilege. Over the past few years, I’ve come to realize that the Adam Miller Group would perfectly complement my existing practice and I’m delighted to be joining the firm. Adam’s proven track record, locally and in New York City, along with his highly skilled and responsive staff is hands-down the best fit.”

Chamber Seeks Montauk Businesses for Job Fair

For jobseekers and employers alike, now is the time to gear up for summer on the East End.

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is playing its part by co-sponsoring a job fair with the Montauk Library on May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and they are seeking approximately 20 businesses to sign up for a free space.

“It’s no secret that Montauk businesses need additional staff during the spring, summer and early fall visitor and vacation home owner seasons,” Laraine Creegan, executive director of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, said in a press release.

Opportunities will range from full-time to part-time employment in seasonal and year-round positions, as well as community service jobs.

For more information, call (631) 668-2428.

Ditch the Bread: East End Restaurants Finalize Passover Menus

Passover may forbid leavened bread, but that doesn’t matter to Rowdy Hall or Nick & Toni’s.

The East Hampton restaurants will offer special a la carte menu items starting Friday, April 19, in observation of the eight-day Jewish holiday.

At Rowdy Hall, feast on matzo ball soup for $12, red wine braised brisket with honey glazed carrots for $28, and chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut for $12.

Down the road at Nick & Toni’s, start with matzo gnocchi for $15 as an appetizer, followed by braised short ribs with apricot and prune tzimmes for $38, and honey pistachio cake with candied orange for $15.

For more information, call Rowdy Hall at (631) 324-8555 and Nick & Toni’s at (631) 324-3550.

Chamber Mixer at Page at 63 Main

Mix, mingle and nosh on hors d’oeuvres during the annual Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce launch party on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Page at 63 Main, located at 63 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know and socialize with business professionals in the Sag Harbor area,” according to a press release. “Learn how to use the chamber’s advertising and promotional calendar to grow your business.”

Tickets are $25. For more information, email

Dinner on You, Drink on American Express

American Express cardholders, next month is for you.

For all of May, members will receive a complimentary glass of wine or mocktail when they dine at Nick & Toni’s and Fresno in East Hampton, and Almond in Bridgehampton, and purchase a dinner entrée.

Diners will need to present their American Express Card to their waiter and will have to pay with an American Express Card to receive the complimentary drink. Terms and blackout dates apply. For more information, call Fresno at (631) 324-8700, Almond at (631) 537-5665, and Nick & Toni’s at (631) 324-3550.

Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Receives $58.8-Million Loan

Greystone, a commercial real estate lending, investment and advisory company, has granted a $58.8-million, HUD-insured loan to refinance the 280-bed Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Southampton, which offers an array of specialized services and programs, including short-term and long-term care, and two separate, secure Alzheimer’s/dementia care units.

The permanent FHA refinance carries a low, fixed interest rate and 35-year term and amortization. The non-recourse loan refinances and consolidates the asset’s existing debt.

“The HUD 232 program continues to be the most sought-after financing vehicle for skilled nursing home operators,” managing director Fred Levine, who originated the transaction, said in a press release. “It’s truly gratifying when borrowers choose us to guide them through the financing process again and again, and our ranking as the number-one combined multifamily and healthcare HUD lender speaks for itself.”

For more information, visit